Southwood’s season ends on a late touchdown

By Bill Barrows

It was not supposed to end that way! The Southwood Knights traveled to Monroe Central to play for the 1A Regional #43 Championship. It was a classic postseason game. The air was crisp and raw on a November evening with a cold wind blowing across the field.

Southwood set the tone early by making a stop and then scoring on a long pass play, a strike from Carson Blair to Peyton Trexler. They led in what was shaping up to be a defensive battle at the half 7-0.

Both coaching staffs made adjustments at the break that turned the game. The Knights led 7-6 and then 14-6 in the third quarter after an interception return for a touchdown by  Trexler, his second score of the game. After an actioned packed struggle, Southwood leading 21-20 late in the contest, Monroe Central scored to seal the championship 28-21. It wasn’t supposed to end like that.

In football terms, here is the reality of life: A guy's dream ends with him scoring the winning touchdown and walking off with the beautiful girl. Where in reality, his dream often ends with a simple kneel down to run out the clock.

This dream may have ended, but when the sun comes up tomorrow, another dream will have dawned as you awaken. Always remember, when one door closes, often times another one opens. It was a great season filled with many good memories. It may hurt some now, but soon you will find the strength to move on. Hold your heads high, you won the TRC and back-to-back sectional titles. That says a lot!

Posted on 2017 Nov 14